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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Janis Ann (Haworth) Miller (March 18, 2015)

Janis Ann (Haworth) Miller, 84, of Vandalia, Ohio, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was born, July 20, 1930 in Greenville, Ohio, a daughter of the late H. Russell and Ruby O. (O’Dell) Haworth.

In addition to her parents, Janis was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Lowell Miller, on April 29, 2011 and her son, Neal Miller.

Janis graduated from Greenville High School and was a member of the DAV Auxiliary - Chapter 31

She is survived by 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Norma J. Barga (March 22, 2015)

Norma J. Barga, age 87, of Versailles, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. Norma was born April 29, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Othel Miller and Marie Reed Miller Unger.

Norma was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years Robert J. (Gus) Barga; step-father Howard Unger; sisters-in-law Virginia (Clifford) Harmon and Betty (Lester) Lemkuhl, and brothers-in-law John (Janice) Barga and James (Sadie) Barga. Norma is survived by her children Doug Barga, and Carmen (Jon) Snyder, grandchildren Betsy Snyder (Ryan) Chivington, Katie Barga and Robert Barga, and great grandchildren Eli, Kate, Kylie and Titus Chivington; and sisters-in-law Patricia Beck and Joan Smith, and brothers-in-law Edward (Joyce) Barga and Larry (Sonja) Barga; and special uncle Paul Reed.

A 1946 graduate of Versailles High School, Norma served as Vice-President of the family business, Versailles Oil and Gas Co, retiring in 2008. She was a founding member of Coterie Club, a member of the Versailles Garden Club, and long-time volunteer member of Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Gus and Norma were Poultry Days Honorary Parade Marshals in 2005.

Norma had an absolute zest for life and undeniable spirit, enjoying and excelling at cooking, tennis, golf, bowling, swimming, and bridge, or any activity that she pursued, for that matter. With an adventurous soul, Norma loved to travel; from her yearly holiday shopping excursion to Chicago; to the London stage; to the Palace of Versailles; she embraced new experiences: to dream, to explore, to discover.

A proud, gracious woman of great character, with an enormous heart and kind manner, Norma was deeply loved by her community and family.

But it was her role as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that truly defined her. She was the best.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Catholic Cemetery Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 PM as well as Saturday morning from 9:00-10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Should they choose, friends may make memorial contributions to Versailles Emergency Medical Services, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Earl Baltes (March 23, 2015)

Earl Baltes, 93, of New Weston, Ohio, passed away, Monday, March 23, 2015 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

He was born April 27, 1921 in Versailles, Ohio, son of the late Leroy and Ellie (Frantz) Baltes. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Nicholas, Ralph, and James Baltes; and sisters, Zelma Ernst, Rita Condon and Bertha Siegrist; and a brother-in-law David Moeller.

Earl was a well-known race promoter for over 50 years having started Eldora Speedway in Rossburg as well as promoted, New Bremen Speedway, Limaland Speedway, Millstream at Findlay, Mansfield Speedway in Mansfield, Dayton Speedway all in Ohio, Pleasant Hill Speedway and Salem Speedway both in Indiana, . He had started some of the highest paying short track races including The World 100, The Kings Royal, The Dream and The Four Crown.

He was inducted into many Hall of Fames, including National Sprint Car, National Dirt Late Model, USAC, Dayton Auto Racing Fans, Hoosier Auto Racing Fans and was named USAC Race Organizer of the Year in 1984 and 1997. He was named Auto Racing Promoter of the Year in 1993 and fellow iconic promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler recognized him with the Charlotte Motor Speedway Promoter of the Year Award in 2001. The state of Ohio named Route 118 “Earl Baltes Highway” from Ansonia to the south to St. Henry to the north.

Earl's other passion was music. He had his own orchestra, The Earl Baltes Orchestra. He had owned several nightclubs including, Crystal Ballroom (with Leroy and Ellie), Eldora Ballroom, Bar E Club, and Shady Park in Celina, and had played at Wintergarden Nightclub in Piqua, St. Henry Nightclub and St. Anthony. He also played several other weddings and events.

Earl was a veteran of US Army having served in the 21st ORD MM CO during WWII. He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville. He was a member of Greenville Elk's, Celina Moose, American Legion, VFW and Eagles.

Earl is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Berneice (Moeller) Baltes, whom he married April 26, 1947; his daughter, Starr (Joe) Schmitmeyer, and his son, Terry (Dee) Baltes; grandchildren, Chad, Tess, Joey, Josh, Kate, Tish; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Susie Barga; brother-in-law, Norman Moeller; sister-in-law, Jeanette Fullenkamp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30, Saturday, March 28 at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville with Father Tom Hemm celebrating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH on Friday, March 27, from 2 PM to 8 PM. and again Saturday from 9 a.m. till 9:45 a.m.

Earl requested that memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Mary Lee Nixon (March 22, 2015)

Mary Lee Nixon age 98, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:45 P.M. on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Heartland of Greenville. Mary Lee was born July 14, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio to the late William H. & Edna (Barnhart) Weaver.

Mary Lee is survived by children, Linda Lee Braun of Greenville, Ohio and Robert V. & Joan Nixon of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Mike Braun & Karen Price, Larry Braun & Manzy Baker, Terri & Mike Pigman, Steve R. Nixon, Shelley & Mark Ferrell, Anne & Walt Kiser, Tammi Werts and Joe Braun & Nancy Wellbaum; 15 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary Lee was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Nixon whom she married August 8, 1936; son, Larry Nixon; grandson, Tom Braun; brothers, Laylin Weaver and Nolan Weaver; and sister, Zelda Arthur.

Mary Lee was a homemaker. She loved to fish and hunt mushrooms.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain Candy Null officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ronnie "Snake" Burdette Drew (March 20, 2015)

Ronnie "Snake" Burdette Drew, 72, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on March 20, 2015 at his residence. Ron was born on August 16, 1942 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Ralph and Jean (Williams) Drew.

Ronnie was a big fan of John Force racing, going to drag races and collected all things die cast from his racing. He loved playing cards, going to flea markets, and most of all spending time with family. He was a 1961 graduate of New Madison High School. Ronnie worked as a foreman at Wayne Corporarion for 29 years, and FRAM for 10 years.

In addition to his parents, Ronnie is preceded in death by a brother, Steve Drew and a sister, Sherri McClellan.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Joy (Eyer) Drew; sons, John (Renee) Drew and Jason (Bonnie) Drew; four grandchildren, Decia (Josh) Mertz, Desiree Wenrick, Destiny Drew and Michael Flatter; two sisters, Marsha Spurrier and Shirley (Ernst) Spurrier; four great grandchildren, Logan, Lexie and Connor Mertz and Angel Flatter, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit from on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice Care. Contributions accepted at the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.

Myron Reece Whitted (March 21, 2015)

Myron Reece Whitted, age 73, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:35 AM at Heartland of Greenville, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on September 22, 1941 in Muncie, Indiana, to the late Frank & Treva (Duncan) Whitted.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Alberson) Whitted of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married in 1962; sons and daughters in law, Jeffrey & Lee Ann Billups Sr. of Greenville, Roger Billups of Versailles and Samantha Billups of Greenville; daughters, Cynthia Whitted and Jalea Stewart; grandchildren, Joellen Yost, Coral Crowell, Elizabeth Whitley, Jeffrey Billups Jr., Paul Stewart and Martin Stewart; great grandchildren, Shannon Yost, Jason Yost Jr., Link Tedore and Lovey Crowell; brothers, Byron, Gary and Roger Whitted; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Jill Ann Whitted; son, Charles Billups Jr. and brother, Gregory Whitted.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Joe Soley officiating. Burial will follow in the Elm Ridge Memorial Parks in Muncie, Indiana. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the American Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

G. Pauline Krick (March 20, 2015)

G. Pauline Krick, age 95, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 1:46 PM at her residence. She was born on March 9, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late John D. & Gladys E. (Ary) Smith.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Ken L. Krick and wife Linda of Caryville, TN; brother, Royce Smith of Versailles and several dear nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their deepest appreciate to all of Pauline’s caregivers throughout the years , Charles & Shirley Lavey, Alpha Howard and April Baker.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Chalmer F. “Chub” Krick whom she was married on February 8, 1941; brothers, Berman & Charles Smith, twin brother, Paul Smith; and sisters, Edith Beisner and Elsie James.

Pauline worked as the secretary to the superintendent at Tri-Village Schools for 24 years retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church and was the secretary for the Schools Employee Retirement Club.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

It was the wishes of Pauline to be able to pass away peacefully at home and with the help of State of the Heart Hospice this wish was granted and for that reason please make all memorial contributions to the State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Virginia Bernice (Turner) Gilmore (March 18, 2015)

Virginia Bernice (Turner) Gilmore, age 94, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:15 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on September 30, 1920 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Balinger B. & Grace Ethel (Grey) Turner.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, David & Connie Gilmore of Rossburg, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Ann & Dave Eilerman of Tipp City, Ohio; grandchildren, Marcie (Jason) Stammen, Jennifer (Dale) Keiser, Ben (Heidi) Gilmore, Gayle Gilmore, Todd (Kristi) Eilerman, Kristy (Mike) Hein and Jodie Eilerman; 20 great grandchildren; siblings and their spouses, Dorothy Boyd of Greenville, Junior & Phyllis Turner of Ansonia, Norma Rammell of Greenville and Robert & Nadine Turner of Rossburg; sister in law, Janet Turner of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James A. Gilmore whom she married on September 28, 1940; brothers, Russell and Wayne Turner; sisters, Anna Mary Taylor, Ruth Schaar, Alta Peters, Alice Wentworth, Mildred Hocker and June Wentworth.

Virginia was a member of the Rossburg United Methodist Church and Eagles Lodge in Greenville. She was a homemaker and was known as the Grandma Cookie and Grandma Jada.

There will be a service held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Rossburg United Methodist Church, Rossburg, Ohio, with Pastor Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Brock Cemetery, Brock, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2-6 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville as well as one hour prior to the service at church.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Rossburg United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Teresa Davies-Zimmerman (March 12th 2015)

Teresa Davies-Zimmerman passed away peacefully at home on March 12th 2015. She leaves behind her husband James Andrew Zimmerman and children Jennica Johns, Patrick Joseph Johns, and 2 step children Tyler and Grace Zimmerman whom she loved as her own, her brother Gordon Davies, her mother Joanne Davies, step-father Brian Bland, and father and mother in-law Jim and Nancy Zimmerman. She also leaves behind her beloved dogs Sadie, Sammy, and Buddy. She was preceded in death by her father Allan Howard Davies. We love her so much and will miss her smile, happy-crying episodes, fun loving nature, and sense of humor. She was a strong willed, fiery, smart, and loving person who had a soft spot for all dogs. We love you, we are thankful for all that you did for us while you were on this earth, and we will miss you always.

Memorial Services will be a celebration of life and be held at the discretion of family.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Nancy Ann Laughman (March 11, 2015)

Nancy Ann Laughman age 78, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:52 A.M. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Nancy was born January 14, 1937 in Darke County to the late Glenn & Fannie (Besecker) Cool.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.

Frieda H. (Riegel) Martin (March 18, 2015)

Frieda H. (Riegel) Martin, age 93 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:20 A.M. Wednesday March 18, 2015 at the Oakley Place of Greenville. Frieda was born August 17, 1921 in Pleasant Hill, Ohio and the daughter of the late Frank and Clara May (Shaffer) Brown.

She was retired from Dayton Power & Light Company where she had been employed for 25 years.

Frieda was a member of the St. Paul Episcopal Church of Greenville, a 25 year volunteer at Wayne Healthcare Center and a member of the Fort Black Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Ersel W. Riegel in 1970; second husband Dan Martin in 1985 and 5 brothers and sisters.

Frieda is survived by her children William (Peggy) Riegel of Springboro and Tammy (Kenny) Gross of Greenville as well as numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday April 2, 2015 in the St. Paul Episcopal Church 201 South Broadway Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John Paddock officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Greenville Cemetery.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to St. Paul Episcopal Church of Greenville or State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Marilyn J. Prosser (March 17, 2015)

Marilyn J. Prosser, 77 of Bradford, Ohio passed away on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at 6:22 AM at her residence. She was born April 5, 1937 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Edgar & Mary (Petry) Flory. She was a dietician for nursing homes.

She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

She is survived by her daughters: Lesa Thompson of Penney Farms, Florida, Laura Brown of Bradford, Ohio; 4 granddaughters; 7 great grandchildren; sister: Kay Sanders, Orange Park, Florida.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday March 20, 2015 at Snell Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Darke County or State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Marilynne McClanahan (March 15, 2015)

Marilynne McClanahan, 93, of Greenville, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Wayne Healthcare.

She was born December 25, 1921 in Greenville, Ohio, daughter of the late Harry and Kathleen (Gasell) Minnich. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John McClanahan; sons, C. Scott and Steve Seibert; grandson, Jonathan Armstrong.

Marilynne was retired from Dayco. She graduated from Greenville High School class of 1939 and a member of 1 st Presbyterian Church in Greenville.

She is survived by her daughters, Charilynne Armstrong of Gig Harbor, WA and Susan Anderson-Seibert of CA; grandchildren, Kim Seibert, Doug Seibert, Dave Seibert, Dan Seibert, Donnie Seibert, Steve Armstrong, Andrew Anderson; and great grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the conveniences of the family. Services have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio.

The family request that memorial contributions be given to the Shriners Hospitals for children.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Monday, March 16, 2015

Roger Warrick (March 11, 2015)

Roger Warrick, 93, of rural Greenville, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Greenville.

He was born December 2. 1921 in Darke County, Ohio, son of the late Ira C. and Olive (Baughman) Warrick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Mamie (Kerns) Warrick on May 1, 2014; infant daughter, Renee; son, Jeffrey; sister and brother in law, Florence and Robert Rowe; and a sister in law, Rosalie Warrick.

Roger was a grain and Jersey Dairy farmer his whole life. He was a member of Beamsville Christian Church, served as a Brown Township Trustee for 37 years, and was the first president of the Ansonia FFA. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing with Don, Dick and others. He was very active in Boy Scouts and very supportive of several environmental organizations.

He is survived by his children, Rockney (Sandra) Warrick and Ronda Warrick Miley both of rural Versailles; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer (John) Schatz, Lance Warrick, Jessica Warrick and Nathan (Erin) Miley; 6 great grandchildren; a brother, Harvey Warrick of Michigan; and special friends, Dan and Michelle Young and family.

A Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reisch officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on March 21st from 1:30 p.m. till time of services. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Robert “Bob” Grogean (March 13, 2015)

Robert “Bob” Grogean age 76, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 5:00 A.M. on Friday, March 13, 2015 at his residence. Bob was born September 2, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Walter & Esther (Subler) Grogean.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary (Meyers) Grogean whom he married November 24, 1960; daughters & son-in-law, Michelle & Mark Dapore of Mason, Ohio and Amy Grogean of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Alex Dapore, Corey Dapore and Marissa Dapore; great-grandchild, Wyatt Dapore; sister & brother-in-law, Patricia & Paul Francis of Versailles, Ohio; sister-in-law, Helen Grogean of Versailles, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Bob was a welder and machinist at various tool shops. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles Vets Club and the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2347.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will be at a later date in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with military honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Cecile M. (Hart) Beam (March 14, 2015)

Cecile M. (Hart) Beam age 95, of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 6:50 P.M. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Cecile was born May 4, 1919 in Darke County to the late John W. & Catherine (Tilton) Hart.

Cecile was a 1937 graduate of Greenville High School. She was employed many years at the Greenville, Ohio and Union City, Indiana Telephone Companies as cashier, operator and supervisor. She was a 4-H Club advisor for the Jackson Friendship 4-H Club, election board poll worker for many years in Washington Township, and a Weekday Christian Education teacher at various Darke County schools. Cecile loved her church activities, especially working with youth as a teacher and Bible School director. She was a member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville.

Cecile married Robert H. Beam on December 17, 1939; they were blessed to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1989.

Cecile is survived by her son, Jon E. (Roberta) Beam of Englewood, Ohio; son-in-law, Earl J. Kriegbaum of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Jonelle Beam of Vandalia, Ohio, David (Melissa) Beam of St. Louis, Missouri, Marcy (Ron) Wackler of Troy, Ohio and Megan Kriegbaum of Piqua, Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Mathew, Rachel and Abigail Scorsone, Ashley and Tyler Beam and Travis, Curtis and Autumn Joy Wackler.

Cecile was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1990; daughter, Joy J. Kriegbaum in 2003; half-brothers, Floyd S. Good, Alonzo Good and Paul Hart; half-sister, Lydia Good Brookhart; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio 45331. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Minnie Jones (March 12, 2015)

Minnie Jones age 86, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:50 A.M. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Minnie was born May 19, 1928 in Barbourville, Kentucky to the late Lee & America (Swafford) Riley.

Minnie is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Pauline & Bud Tackett of Greenville, Carol & Jim Piper of Celina and Ruth Lines of Greenville; grandchildren, Russell & Jenny Tackett of Ludlow Falls, Jennifer & Aron McClain of Georgetown, Kentucky, Stephanie & Dan Clausing of St. Marys, Bart & Whitney Piper of Celina, Sheryl Roadcap of Piqua and Donald & Angie Roadcap of Troy; 14 great-grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Homer & Ruby Riley of Dayton; special friend, Martha Barnes of Greenville; special thanks to Pastor Tom & Deb Hamblin of Sidney; and numerous family members.

In addition to her parents, Minnie was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Jones on September 15, 1996 whom she married January 29, 1948; great-grandson, Damian Bumgarner; brothers, John C. Riley, Hobert Riley and Elmer Riley; and sisters, Chelsia Mitchell and Martha Darnell.

Minnie was a homemaker. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Darke County.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Tim Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Tipp City. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church in c/o Pastor Tom Hamblin 11472 County Rd. 70 Quincy, Ohio 43343. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Karamie Janele Bush (March 11, 2015)

Karamie Janele Bush age 19, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:47 A.M. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Karamie was born November 28, 1995 in Greenville, Ohio to Ray Bush of Greenville and Sherry (Glick) & Todd Waymire of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, Karamie is also survived by her sisters, Magen Bush & fiancée, Kenny Evilsizor of Greenville and Sunni & Michael Williams of Covington, Georgia; brothers, Kenny Bush of Greenville and Dylan & Elizabeth Bush of Greenville; step sisters, Alyssa Waymire of North Carolina and Makayla Waymire of North Carolina; step brother, Noah Waymire of North Carolina; nephews, Gage Bush, Miles Bush, Xavier Bush, Jaxson Bush and Bronx Bush; niece, Ashlyn Williams; maternal grandparents, Richard Glick of Greenville and Sharon Gilbert of Greenville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Karamie was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James & Dawanda Bush.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Norma Jean Trent (March 9, 2015)

Norma Jean Trent, 74 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday March 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM at her residence. She was born October 19, 1940 in Ansonia, Ohio she is the daughter of the late Edith Sanders. Norma was a loving mother. She was an avid bowler in her younger years and an avid NASCAR fan.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband: Jerry L. Trent on January 13, 1999

She is survived by her sons & daughters in law: Nick & Pam Trent of Greenville, Steve & Nacie Trent of Woodington; grandchildren: Tyler, & Jared Trent of Greenville, Dillon Trent of Greenville, & Bradlee Dehart of Versailles; great grandchildren: Raylen Trent of Greenville, & Zorianna Dehart of Ansonia; sisters: Shirley Swabb of Greenville, Alice Sanders of Greenville, & Barb Clark of Indiana.

Services will be held on Friday March 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday March 12, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Robert Joseph (Gus) Barga (March 9, 2015)

Robert Joseph (Gus) Barga, age 90, of Versailles, Ohio passed away Monday, March 9, 2015. Gus was born July 5, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents John L. (Lenora Goubeaux) Barga; brothers John (Janice) Barga and James (Sadie) Barga, sisters Virginia (Clifford) Harmon and Betty (Lester) Lemkuhl. Gus is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Norma, and their children Doug Barga and Carmen (Jon) Snyder, grandchildren Betsy Snyder (Ryan) Chivington, Katie Barga and Robert Barga, and great grandchildren Eli, Kate, Kylie and Titus Chivington; and sisters Patricia Beck and Joan Smith and brothers Edward (Joyce) Barga and Larry (Sonja) Barga.

Gus was a 1942 graduate of Versailles High School, and served in the US Army Co A 202nd Combat Engineer during World War II. Civically, he was a long-time local volunteer fireman, and member of Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and VFW. Gus and Norma were Poultry Days Honorary Parade Marshals in 2005.

Gus began pumping gas in 1938 while still in high school and eventually purchased the Versailles Oil and Gas Co business from his father in 1957. The business was a full service gas station while also delivering fuel to the surrounding area. His wife Norma served as secretary/treasurer for the business. In October 2008 Gus retired from the business.

Over the years, Gus’s was the local place to chat or get the latest news. Gus held court, told a story or two, dispensed nicknames, and monitored the language patrol; many a young man and woman were the beneficiaries of “Gus’s Wisdom”. Gus Barga and his service station were very much a part of growing up in Versailles.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Catholic Cemetery Versailles, Ohio, with military honors conducted by Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 PM as well as Saturday morning from 9:00-10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Should they choose, friends may make memorial contributions to the Versailles Baseball Diamond Club, or Friends of Hole Field Versailles, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com